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A:她未婚夫不愿意让她工作了。
B:这么说,结婚以后她就不工作了。
A:对。

My questions are

(1) What is the meaning of 这么说 in this conversation?

(2) In addition, does 这么说 have any other meanings? Can you give me some examples?

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    这么说 is probably like "that is to say" in English. It can be taken as the omission of 照你这么说 -- according to what you have told me/(you have said). – dan May 25 at 23:51
  • Here's one way of using 这么说; youtu.be/sLWls1V2QQs – Wayne Cheah May 26 at 2:38
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(1) What is the meaning of 这么说 in this conversation?

'这么' means 'so/ this way/ like this'

'这么' means 'saying so' = "according to so" (with this reason) in this context.

You can simply use 'accordingly' , 'consequently', 'therefore' or 'so' instead

E.g. "So, after she got married, she stopped working"

(2) In addition, does 这么说 have any other meanings? Can you give me some examples?

这么说 literally means "say /said /saying so" and you can use it literally. e.g. "他这么说" (he said so); 人們是這麼說的 (people are saying so)

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  • If I say 我这么说, does it mean "I have said that!"? – Jenny May 26 at 5:39
  • 我是这么说的 = That is what I said; " --> (这么 means so. That is what I said) – Tang Ho May 26 at 11:35
  • 我是这么说過 = I have said that – Tang Ho May 26 at 11:38
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    the phrase 他这么说 needs more context to pinpoint the meaning. It can mean 'He said it this way" or "he said this" – Tang Ho May 26 at 11:47
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这么说,followed by a sentence, means it is a hypothesis but if what you said is right, this hypothesis should be correct with a very high possibility.

这么说 = 如果你说的是对的,那么......

A:她未婚夫不愿意让她工作了。
B:如果你说的是对的,那么结婚以后她就不工作了。
A:对。

A:非常遗憾,他的父母都死于这次车祸了。
B:这么说(如果你说的是对的,那么)他就是个孤儿了。
A:对。

A:他去美国了工作了。(he has been in the US and worked there)
B:这么说,他的英语一定说得很好。(If what you said is true, (I guess) his English must be good enough)
A:不,他的英语并不好,不过他是去做中文老师,所以我猜他应该没问题。(No, ...)
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  • Thanks for examples. If I say 我这么说, does it mean "I have said that!"? – Jenny May 26 at 5:39
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    @Jenny Yes. They are totally different. 我这么说,是因为XXX:I said that because XXX. – Yves May 26 at 6:10

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